egg beater

eggbeater

[eg-bee-ter]
noun
1.
a small rotary beater for beating eggs, whipping cream, etc.
2.
Slang. a helicopter.

Origin:
1820–30, Americanism; egg1 + beater

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eggbeater (ˈɛɡˌbiːtə)
 
n
1.  Also called: eggwhisk a kitchen utensil for beating eggs, whipping cream, etc; whisk
2.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) an informal name for helicopter

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egg-beater definition


  1. n.
    an outboard boat motor. : My egg-beater has been acting up, so I didn't go out on the lake today.
  2. n.
    a helicopter. (See also rotorhead.) : The egg-beater landed on the hospital roof.
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